Aloha and welcome to Episode #201 of the Mile High Endurance podcast. You are listening to your weekly connection to coaches, experts and pro athletes to help you reach your endurance goals. We are your hosts coach Rich Soares and 303 chief Bill Plock. Thanks for joining us for another week of endurance interviews and discussion.
When we left off in episode 200, the pros were on their way back from Hawi. We made our predictions and then went to get some photos and post updates to @303Endurance. We are going to talk about our perspective on the ground, share some interviews with you, and the pro conference with the top 5 pros from each men's and women's.
Thanks to last week's guests Tim DeBoom and Tim Don and their thoughts on the race. the Kona week coverage with our first pro interview. Kennett Peterson has been all over the podium this year. We've seen him hit a 2nd place finish at IM Boulder and 3rd at Boulder 70.3. He was an early qualifier for Kona and we get his outlook and preparation for the race on the big island.
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Kennett Peterson. Back in early April we had Sam on the show. We had taken note of his Napa Valley Marathon win in a time of 2:32:33. We wanted to know what this young bike specialist was doing winning marathons. He won Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga.
Sponsor - Halo Neuroscience:
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Kona Wrap Up/Interview Intro:
We recorded last week's show at about 1pm as the pros were heading back from Hawi. Once they come back, time seems to accelerate. I get up to the hot corner to take pictures of the pros coming riding into T2 and then running up Palani and down the Kuikini Hwy. The female pros roll in within 20-30 minutes of the first males. Shortly after the first females head into T2 the lead males are coming back from Ali'I Dr and out onto the Queen K.
By the time the female pros are down Ali'I, the men are heading into the energy lab. By the time the women are coming back from Ali'I, the men are coming out of the energy lab. By that time, if you want a good spot on the media platform, you better get over there. It doesn't take long before you hear and see the helicopter following Jan Frodeno.
Male Results - https://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/world-championship/results.aspx#axzz62fLgiOp3
Femaie Pro Results - https://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/world-championship/results.aspx?race=worldchampionship&rd=20191012&y=2019&sex=F&agegroup=Pro&loc=#axzz62fLgiOp3
We want to share our finish line interviews with Jan Frodeno, Tim O'Donnell and Andy Potts. I wanted to interview Heather Jackson and did not catch her there, but I did get off a question at the pro conference. What we are going to do now is take you to a series of 3 finish line interviews and then go right into the men's pro conference and the women's conference. When we come back, we'll talk about the rest of the evening.
The rest of the afternoon was spent tracking our Colorado age-group athletes and celebrating with them at the finish line and getting there pictures. We did the final post of the evening around 1am.
The next day we split up. I went to scout out University of Hawaii Hilo for my daughter while Bill and Khem went to the Coeur Sports brunch and then worked processing pictures and what not until we left for dinner and the airport. Our return home was eventful. On Sunday evening we had a mechanical issue at the end of the runway and had to go back to the gate. By 10, they kicked everyone off the plane and announced that they were going to get the part we need from Oahu. The part arrived around 1am, but did not work. At 2:30 they cancelled the flight and then we got in a line to get reticketed and pick up our vouchers and luggage. We got a rental car and drove to the Fairmount, which turned out to be awesome.
What's New in the 303:
The Denver Rock n Roll Half Marathon, 10k and 5k will be epic in 2019! Rock N Roll has for 10 years been running the Mile High City! It's a beginner friendly, landmark filled course that’s jam packed with music and entertainment from start to finish. With a 5K on Saturday October 19th and a 10K/Half Marathon on Sunday October 20th! Earn a bonus Remix Medal for completing a distance both days! I will be there in the Expo at the National Western Complex. 10-1 at the Time To Tri booth to answer questions about triathlon.
Pulte Mortgage / Opens Doors Fun Run was a success. More than 100 employees ran and walked and raised more than $1,300. This will help a family to make a housing payment while their child is receiving extended medical care.
Taylor Phinney to Retire - This weekend in Japan, Taylor Phinney will zip up his EF Education First kit for the last time. He’ll pin on his numbers, and clip in for what is the final professional road race of a career that’s been beautiful, frustrating, and everything in between. Read more.
Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei Breaks Marathon World Record - A record that seemed untouchable for years fell in 2:14:04. The run whacked 81 seconds off the previous women’s mark. “I kept saying, ‘Tomorrow is my day,’” she said. “I wanted to be the second Kipchoge — the Kipchoge for women. I focused on that.” Kosgei even made a last-minute decision to switch her shoes to match the ones Kipchoge ran in, the Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%. She had planned on wearing an earlier version of the Nike Vaporfly shoe. Kosgei, who also won in Chicago last year, ran 2:14:04 on Sunday. Radcliffe ran 2:15:25 at the 2003 London Marathon, and the record had long seemed untouchable. For years, she was the only woman to have run a marathon in under 2 hours 17 minutes. Not only did Kosgei run under 2:15, she was close to breaking 2:14. And at age 25, she could have a long career in front of her.
Video of the Week:
Interview with Tim Don - Tim Don at the iKOR Recovery Lounge
Sarah Thomas, an open water marathon swimmer from Colorado and cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop. Sarah Thomas and the 4 x English Channel non stop
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